The Planning Commission met on March 9 to review proposals and hold public hearings for a restaurant at 401 N. Verity Parkway, a thrift store at 555 N. Verity Parkway, and a solvent processing operation at 2908 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. All three proposals were approved.
The Planning Commission also held a public hearing regarding a request by Fischer Homes of Crestview Hills, Kentucky to amend the preliminary Development Plan for the Renaissance single family development located off of SR 122 east of Union Rd. The request included variances from the city’s residential architectural standards relating to minimum roof overhangs and natural siding materials. The amended plan proposed to substitute commitments to exceed the minimum standards according to 31 floor plans submitted and 134 exterior façade elevations. After hearing comments from numerous Renaissance residents and other interested citizens, the Planning Commission debated the advantages and disadvantages of the proposal for over three hours. The proposal from Fischer Homes was approved by a 4 to 3 vote. With this approval, Fischer Homes hopes to start immediately with construction of model homes which will be available for viewing by late summer.